The Ocean of Tomorrow

Investment Assessment of Multi-Use Offshore Platforms: Methodology and Applications - Volume 1

  • Phoebe Koundouri

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Phoebe Koundouri, Laura Airoldi, Arjen Boon, Amerissa Giannouli, Eleftherios Levantis, Aris Moussoulides et al.
    Pages 1-8
  3. Socio-economic Assessment of Multi-use Offshore Platforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Phoebe Koundouri, Osiel G. Dávila, Mavra Stithou, Vasilis Babalos, Anastasios Xepapadeas, Ioannis Anastasiou et al.
      Pages 11-26
    3. Bilge Bas, Nilay Elginoz, Elias Giannakis, Amerissa Giannouli, Phoebe Koundouri, Flemming Møhlenberg et al.
      Pages 27-42
    4. Tore Söderqvist, Bilge Bas, Mark de Bel, Arjen Boon, Nilay Elginoz, Rita Garção et al.
      Pages 43-67
    5. Pedro Diaz Simal, Saul Torres Ortega, Bilge Bas, Nilay Elginoz, Raul Guanche Garcia, Fernando del Jesus et al.
      Pages 69-84
    6. Phoebe Koundouri, Amerissa Giannouli, Laura Airoldi, Bilge Bas, Stefanie Broszeit, Nilay Elginoz et al.
      Pages 85-101
  4. Risk Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Petros Xepapadeas, Amerissa Giannouli, Phoebe Koundouri, Aris Moussoulides, Stella Tsani, Anastasios Xepapadeas
      Pages 105-137
    3. Phoebe Koundouri, Amerissa Giannouli, Elias Giannakis, Eleftherios Levantis, Aris Moussoulides, Stella Tsani
      Pages 139-143

About this book


This book develops and applies an integrated socio-economic assessment of multi-use offshore platforms in European marine locations. The sites assessed regard infrastructures in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic coast. The assessment uses the results from the natural and engineering sciences as inputs, boundaries and constraints to the socio-economic analysis. The content of the book develops in a step-by-step, coherent and integrated manner. The presentation and the discussion on the methodology are followed by the detailed assessment of specific multi-use offshore platforms. A detailed risk analysis follows in which the results of the socio-economic assessment are integrated. This is complemented with sensitivity analysis. The book, offers insights that result from a multi-disciplinary approach which combines a broad range of expertise in hydraulics, wind engineering, aquaculture, renewable energy, marine environment, project management, socio-economics and governance. The analysis follows views and assessment of world experts from all relevant disciplines from academia, big companies and potential investors that have joined forces in the MERMAID project ( The book is a valuable reading for academics, technicians, policy-makers and relevant stakeholders.


Multi-use Offshore Platforms Marine Infrastructure Socio-Economic Analysis Environmental Analysis Risk Assessment Marine Spatial Planning Mediterranean, North Sea, Atlantic, Baltic Sea

Editors and affiliations

  • Phoebe Koundouri
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EconomicsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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